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A selection of :- Durham Acts of Parliament
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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Barnard Castle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CIII S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", border all round. Linen-backed, folding into small 8vo marbled endpapers. Small area of discoloration in right margin. Electrotype 1878. £10.00

  2. Barnard Castle, Whitburn, Hurworth etc. WESTARICK RENTAL 1706 Three proprietors, Duke of Richmond, Stonor, and Webb. List of rents on four sides, 4to, in a neat hand, in columns for Parish, Name of tenant, Place, sum. Lists approx. 140 names. 1706. £30.00
    Parishes include Aycliffe, Chedster le Street, Bishop Middleham, Stockton on Tees, Middleton St. George, Lanchester, Ryton, Ebchester.

  3. Birtley, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street, Durham GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No XIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35", plus margins, fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. 1869. £40.00

  4. Durham PROBATE of the Will of Jane Blackburn formerly of Durham and later of Islington. 3 large vellum pages with printed certificate attached. Large papered seal on tag. 1854. £12.00

  5. Eighton Moor Colliery, Lamesley IN THE KING'S BENCH Between Ralph Grey, Plaintiff and John Hunter, James Lawton and George Green, Defendants. Brief for the Defendants. The Plaintiff declares that on the 1st of January 1781 he was possessed at Darlington... of Twenty Thousand Ton weight of Coals of the value of £2000... he casually lost the same and they came into the possession of the Defendants... intending to Defraud him and... converted the same to their own use. Plea Not Guilty. Manuscript on 20 pages, folded, each page measuring 18" x 13". Headings in larger 'Gothic' script. The defendants worked the Colliery under lease from Lord Ravensworth. c1781. £80.00
    Draft copy with some amendments. Gives names of witnesses to be called, and details of many leases, dating back to 1623, including the lease on which the Plaintiff founded his claim, being a lease of Eighton Moor from the Bishop of Durham, 1773. At the end of this document is a lawyer's response dealing with a dispute about whether Eighton was in the parish of Lamesley not Chester, and whether Lamesley was a parish or a Chapelry (quoting figures for baptisms etc. from the parish books).

  6. Hopetown and Cockerton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of Valuable and Important Freehold Building Land, Garden Ground and Dwelling-Houses, Situate near Hopetown and Cockerton in the Vicinity of Darlington... To be Sold by Auction... 29th Day of April, 1868. 3pp., folio, hand-coloured folding plan, docket title. 1868. £26.00

    DURHAM Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  7. Middlesborough, Darlington, Durham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Two quarter sheets, CIII S.E., CIII N.E. Each 14" x 19" plus margins. Border all round. Each map linen backed and mounted on boards in book form. Green morocco, size 5" x 4", gilt decoration on spine, gilt title on front board. Electrotyped 1864. £35.00

  8. Monkwearmouth MONKWEARMOUTH SHORE ESTATE Ground Rent Reference Plan. Scale 66 feet to an Inch. Size 27" x 29", linen backed, in grey line and two pale colours in what appears to be some form of early reproduction, names of streets inked in in black ink. Shows plots along each street with houses and buildings in pink. A few plots have been marked in red ink with numbers, and some land and houses in Whickam Street marked with a note of conveyance. There is a brief key bottom right for land of 'Sir Hedworth Williamson, Ground Sold Out, Ground Conveyed'. Surface slightly dusty. Manor Office August 1894. £45.00
    Covers Halgarth Square, Calver Street, Zetland Street.

  9. Sunderland DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a cornmill and a close of land with houses erected thereon, David Reah, Miller, George Reah, Miller his son, and John Christon of Seaton to Joseph Walter of Sunderland, Common Brewer. Vellum, size 12" x 20". Signed with three wax seals (David Reah with his initials). Vellum rather yellowed throughout. 1761. £25.00

  10. Sunderland PRICE LIST of Colling & Pinkney. Patent Self Reefing & Furling Apparatus. On Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent. Lithographed on one side of 4to sheet, blue paper. Royal coat of arms, and small illustration of a ship's mast with sail, letters indicating where fittings to be placed. Traces of folds. Small tear in text. c1860. £16.00
    'The Ship to pay for fitting up, also for spars & chains'.

  11. Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF DURHAM Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £35.00
    Shaded in wards.

  12. Walker, Printer GOING OUT TO MARKET The Moon is on the Waters, and The Wolf. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns, on thin paper, two vignettes of a man dancing, and a sailor and a girl. Number 67 at bottom. Walker, Printer, Durham: c1845. £20.00
    The first poem of is a cautionary tale of a man who decides to shop at the market himself as he wanted to see if he could lay out the money better than his wife. He ends up getting drunk and being fleeced by the traders.

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